Merlin Kauffman is the founder of domain name investment firm True Magic, LLC and is a leader in the domain name industry with properties including (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden), (website hidden) and thousands more. Rather than simply selling domain names, Merlin has a long term mindset and is always open to discussing partnerships and other ventures.
Although True Magic is only 7 years old, Merlin is an internet veteran, as he was hired by America Online (email hidden)) at the young age of 11. As a senior in high school at the age of 18, he co-founded eWireless, LLC, sold his 50% share within a year, and went on to found True Magic.
(Skydiving in Fiji – November, 2008)Beach in Dubai – July, 2009
Aside from entrepreneurial ventures, Merlin loves to travel and have a good time around the world – last year he spent more than 4 months abroad, traveling from Cannes, France to London to Stockholm to Ukraine (where he drove across the entire country from Kiev to Kharkov in one sitting) to Dubai (for a month) to Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto and then finally, back to Los Angeles. If there is a fun event or a social gathering in an exotic place, Merlin will hop on a plane and be there. Merlin also spent 3 weeks in Kenya, Africa last September with his friends and colleagues to lend his support to The Water School.
Next year Merlin will begin a 3 year executive education program at the Harvard Business School.